World Museum fact for the day

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Our 150th birthday weekend is drawing closer... here is our World Museum fact for the day in our daily countdown to all the celebrations: Did you know... that in 1867 a large number of collection items were handed over to the museum by the collector Joseph Mayer. This haul of treasures included the 'Kingston Brooch' which dates back to Anglo-Saxon times. This item is currently on display in the Ancient World area of the museum.

Multi-coloured brooch

The Kingston Brooch